Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Because Jenny is making me



Here is a small study 8x10, that I did the other night. I have been painting and not falling by the wayside. I just haven't been super pleased with the results.

Heart,
Allen

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Just a cool Image



I think you can buy a print at www.spokeart.com

Friday, July 29, 2011

making a website

It's kinda hard.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another Day, another hunk of Chalk


I have some more photos, this is the one I found first.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Meinong's Jungle day 2



So I wiped out yesterday's events, and started anew, and this is what we got. I won't have one for today (Sunday) because the building is only open for church so the traffic is pretty low. So stayed tuned for the rest.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2k11

These are some pretty bad pictures but I'll post them anyway, with the descriptions I had next to them.




Buradian’s Ass

You have a donkey, which is equally as hungry as it is thirsty. You place the animal an equal distance between food and water, and the donkey ends up dying because it cannot make a decision between the two, each being just as important. In this thought experiment I equate the donkey to man, and the decision that falls on his shoulders in Matthew 6:24. Will he choose God, or mammon? If he doesn’t make a decision he will find himself in a state of stagnation.




Hot Girl Paradox

This one involves the age-old question that has plagued the campus, and hundreds more, for centuries (I would even go as far as to say since the dawn of man). Why do attractive women date and marry ugly dudes? I mean, when I look in the mirror I’m super glad that it happens because I’m no Lou Ferrigno.








The Lady and the Tiger

In an old kingdom, there is a King who has implemented a unique system of law. When someone is accused of a crime, the accused is placed in an arena with 2 identical doors in front of him. Behind one door is the fiercest tiger in the land, ready to spring and tear the defendant to shreds. Behind the second door is a beautiful woman hand picked by the king. If the defendant picks the woman, he is declared innocent and will be forced to marry her no matter what his marital status is. It would not matter if he is already married and loves his wife, he would be forced to live out the remainder of his life with her. If the defendant picks the door with the tiger, he is eaten alive and assumed to be guilty.
A lowly man accused of a crime falls in love with the king’s daughter. The two are madly in love and could not imagine themselves separated. Being the king’s daughter, the girl sees which door the tiger is put in. She holds the fate of her love in her hands. As the man is placed in the arena, he steals a glance at his love and she signals in the briefest of instants to him. But which door does she choose? Does she watch him die or watch him be forced to love another for the rest of their lives?




Schrödinger’s Cat

A cat is placed in a steel box containing a tiny amount of radioactive material and a vial of poison. The amount of radioactive material is so tiny that it could decay at any moment, triggering a hammer, which would smash the vial, release the poison, and kill the cat. Since the moment when the radioactive substance decays is not predictable, it is impossible to know whether the cat is dead or alive at any given moment. Therefore, the cat is simultaneously dead and alive from the perspective of the observer.




Brain in a Vat

If you were to plug a brain into a computer and feed it the same impulses as someone who was walking down the street, a brain in a vat would be no different than a brain in a skull. Broken down to a basic, the sensations we feel are nothing more than electric impulses firing in our brain, if it were possible to recreate those in a machine, how could we define reality?





Ship of Thesesus

Also referred to sometimes as Heraclitus’ river, this paradox has to do with the idea surrounding the replacement of the whole. If you were to step into a flowing river, then step back out of it, then re enter the river again; did you step into the same river? The notion has to do with what identity really is. Our body changes throughout our life, but we still remain the same person, right?





Twin Paradox

In this experiment you have a set of identical twins. One is sent into space faster than the speed of light, while the other remains on Earth. The twin who went to space returns home after a time and finds that she has aged less than her twin who stayed on Earth. There are many different interpretations and ideas surrounding this paradox, the one I addressed in this one was the concept of a life lived. Who, out of the two twins, has had a full life? Which one would consider their life well spent?




Meinong’s Jungle

In this thought experiment, Alexius Meinong poses a question about the existence of thoughts. If we think of something, doesn’t it exist in some manner somewhere, if only in your imagination? Since we have the ability to reference these imaginary objects, they must exist somewhere. They reside in a place called Meinong’s Jungle. A place where anything you can imagine exists.


* This last piece will have a bunch more updates, because what happens is, the painting is basically a giant chalkboard, my thought on it was to have any and everyone draw whatever they wanted on it, and at the end of the night I erase out all the chalk and then people draw all over it again. So everyday there is something new, this photo was after the first night

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Can't stop



listening to it.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Now this is.....



My new favorite commercial.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

coolest commercial I've seen in a while.



Its probably an old one, but new to me.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Zach Anner Oprah Audition

Abegglen showed me this video, and this guy is hilarious.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Win Win 2k11



I want to see this really bad, I have watched the trailer like 10000000 times.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My "The Future of Taste" post.

Finally an adventure I'm willing to leave the Shire (Yes, its a place, so therefore it's capitalized) for.



Not only do I fully support the idea of my food being a mystery to me, I am so on board with the concept of taking my bag of doritos to uncharted lands in order to discover the powder coating on my corn isosceles shaped chip. And finally! Family sized, so my siblings can also say phrases like "vexing, and intriguing" what a dream come true. Thank you Frito Lay, thank you, another milestone in science! I for one will be devoting every second of every day to this new pilgrimage of flavor

If there is one thing that will bring our nation back into the annals of history its solving this crisis before the Chinese. This is our new crusade, our fountain of youth (only with saturated fats).

And finally, a snack that evolves, (see illustration below, the one I slaved over for hours) a treat that comes with the thrill of the hunt. I think doritos is going to become an olympic event someday. I can see the genius of Frito Lay, they have finally found the missing link between art and science, man am I jonesing to get on to testing!



Saturday, February 12, 2011

A sketch.... on Canvas.


This is a larger piece, 24 x 36 inches, just the initial sketch and a little paint on there, still working on some anatomy issues, and composition, just wanted you to get a sneak peak.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Other blog.


For those interested in fine art rambling and pretend fine art, head on over. Not for the faint of opinion I must warn you, first article up right here.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Booyah

Banksy's identity listing removed.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Banksy.


A sad day.
Some one is selling the identity of Banksy on eBay, which is super lame, but seriously 38 bids at $999,999.00, well maybe for that kind of cash I would. It's probably Mr. Brainwash.


Why, why why would you do that to poor Banksy? It will ruin all the fun and the whole point of him.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

First attempt


at Non-Objective art, I had a great time making it, and yeah I enjoy the image, but what do you think, that is the real question.

Friday, January 7, 2011

BOYTANO!


I will post my old painting of Nick Bontorno, since my homeboy Chris Moulton did today as well. Moulton Lava's is way cooler, but I'll humbly present mine as well.